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Grohmann Museum

1000 N Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3110
+1 414-277-2300
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An Unexpected Surprise

This is a museum centered on the history of major manufacturing processes and manual work and... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
Madison, Wisconsin
Amazing depth to this collection; wonderful facility

We stopped by here after being amazed and overwhelmed by the collection at the Milwaukee Art... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
Mike Z
Perrysburg, Ohio
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1000 N Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3110
+1 414-277-2300
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

This is a museum centered on the history of major manufacturing processes and manual work and includes art exibits and sculptures of mining, iron and steel manufacturing, quarrying, farming, and other more contemporary processes. The exibits and art work are outstanding and informative and give...More

2  Thank Chip13666
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We stopped by here after being amazed and overwhelmed by the collection at the Milwaukee Art Museum, having low expectations for the Grohmann. Our experience was amazing. First off, the facilities are great. The staff were friendly, several sets of clean bathrooms on each floor,...More

1  Thank Mike Z
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The collected art, paintings, and sculpture of this wonderful museum is a must see! Situated within the campus of the Milwaukee School of Engineering in downtown Milwaukee; the Dr. Eckhart Grohmann collection is unique and exceptional. Housing one of the world's best collections of the...More

1  Thank marriswc
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Part of the MSOE campus, this museum is packed with interesting objects and works of art. Not your typical stuffy museum atmosphere but geared more toward the beginner or novice museum patron. A unique part of this museum are the rotating statutes along the edge...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Great art works of the industrial age with a distinctly Teutonic slant. Most of the works shown are the artistry of Europeans, with a large number of German. Plan on taking 1 to 3 hours to take in all of the exhibits

Thank SkiKingMKE
Reviewed 9 February 2017

I'm not a big museum fan. Lots of obscure pictures with any consistent theme. This museum is not like that. Focused on work and what people do with pictures of so many jobs--from ironworker to beekeeper. Sculptures and paintings (mainly paintings). 3 50-something guys had...More

Thank JRVoo
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Unfortunately, we attended during the time when there wasn't a major exhibit but enjoyed going anyway.

Thank Plantchamp
Reviewed 22 January 2017

This is my second trip to Grohmann. It lives fully up to it's description as a museum for Labor Art, with it's collection almost entirely of paintings of people in the process of performing their profession, with an emphasis on pre-20th century blue collar works....More

3  Thank cconner42
Reviewed 18 January 2017

It is unlikely you will recognize 99% of the artists, mostly European. The art here depicts people in the past 500 years at work. You can actually watch jobs as they evolved over time. Much of the technical skills are not up to your A...More

1  Thank bLiselotte
Reviewed 1 January 2017

In an age before cameras these artists captured the everyday tasks of workman doing their jobs. The work wasn't flashy, it was hard and dirty and dangerous but had to be done by people, not machines. This art was in a private collection but ran...More

1  Thank LorenD1
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Response from TheWuch | Reviewed this property |
They do have a FREE lot you enter from Milwaukee Ave.